Call for Papers: Special Issue on Personality

Submission Deadline

  • October 27, 2014


Canadian Psychology, the flagship journal of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) which is published jointly by the CPA and APA, invites you to submit a paper on personality.

While review papers are preferred, we will consider other types of submissions, including original studies (if they are of potential interest to a broad proportion of psychologists, e.g. a survey on the theoretical models of personality used by psychologists) or descriptions of innovative programs in the field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • the importance of the concept of personality in different settings (e.g., in the selection of employees or, more broadly, in organizational psychology; etc.)
  • personality and its disorders - the assessment of personality disorders (e.g., a review of the scales, instruments and methods used to assess personality disorders)
  • the relationship between personality and other key constructs (e.g., a review of personality and its relationship with happiness; personality and success; personality and health behaviors; personality and crime; etc.)
  • the assessment of personality (e.g., a review of the scales, instruments and methods used to assess personality)
  • the treatment of personality disorders (e.g., a review of the effectiveness of treatments)

Canadian Psychology has a mandate to present generalist articles in areas of theory, research, and practice that are of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists. Therefore, papers for the special issue should present issues and/or methods having wide applicability.

Critical literature reviews and summaries of the scientific literature, knowledge syntheses, meta-analyses/meta-syntheses, narrative reviews and guidelines are most welcome. Letters to the Editor and commentaries will also be accepted.

We will accept regular articles, which should be approximately 20–35 pages, including references, and brief reports which should normally be no more than 14 pages in length, including references and tables. Briefer papers of less than 14 pages will exceptionally be considered for this special issue.

All submissions will undergo peer-review.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Authors must indicate clearly in their cover letter that their submission should be considered for this special issue.

For questions or further information please contact the Editor, Prof. Martin Drapeau.

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